Spinal Tap to return next year, hints creator Christopher Guest

Spoof metal band last emerged in 2009 for a comeback album and tour

Spinal Tap creator Christopher Guest has hinted that the spoof metal band are planning some kind of reunion in 2014.

The parody band, stars of Guest’s 1984 rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, last reunited in 2009 for a comeback album, ‘Back From The Dead’, and brief tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cult movie.

“We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. But what I will say is that we’re in the midst of talking about something for next year,” Guest teased in an interview with The Observer.


During the 2009 tour, they played a headline show at London’s Wembley Arena and even rocked Glastonbury, where they were joined on stage by Jarvis Cocker, who played bass on their song ‘Big Bottom’.

Recalling the experience, Guest said: “We played the Pyramid Stage in 2009. It was a fantastic show. There were 130,000 people there or something. Since the film 30 years ago we’ve gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall… It’s weird but great. The fiction became real.”